In the Preferences dialog box, indicate which preferences are document-specific.
In the Preferences dialog box, please indicate which preferences only apply to the current document. See this article for more details: https://indesignsecrets.com/visual-guide-indesign-preferences.php
Paul Nylander commented
Would love to see an overhaul of the preferences. But this would be a great first step. Good suggestion Mike!
Uwe Laubender commented
Great idea, Mike!
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Claudia Iacovella commented
Yes please. It would be great.
document specific preferences shouldn't be in application preferences at all!
it should be moved to Document settings dialog.
Maybe that's why here is only 87 votes.
Jennifer Dynda commented
A great idea. Would definitely help with some of the users I train.
Paul T commented
I don’t understand why this feature is missing. I think it is essential.
Terre Dunivant commented
Agree. Preferences need better descriptions.
I'd like to see hyphenation in the Preferences. I've tried to get rid of it by setting it to off with no document open but it doesn't go away.
Connie Taylor commented
Dieter May commented
I want it, too.
Tonya Littmann commented
Heidi Bickel commented
Absolutely! Another Yes vote.
Halifa Halifax commented
I vote yes
Durham Bell commented
52 votes in UserVoice? That has to be a new record! 🤣 Sorry, with all the "I can't believe [CC App] doesn't [thing it should have done long ago]!!" rants on the support forum you'd think the UV votes would be piling up in droves. This is a really good one, and it has a whole 52 people behind it.
In fairness to users, they really make this hard to find but the developers don't even glance at the support forums.
I vote for this too. And maybe Adobe could add an option for the user to decide if the specific preference is only applied to the document or globally.
I think this issue goes even beyond the preferences panel; there are several settings you can set with buttons in the menu-bar.
Depending on if you have a document open or not, it sets that setting as document specific or global.
For example, the display performance setting can be set globally in the preferences panel or the menu bar (when no document is open). If a document is open, the button in the menu bar sets the display performance only for that document.
When chosing a setting in the menu bar, we need indicators, if those settings are refering to the document or the actual preferences of InDesign.